Ilya Rybalkin is a founding partner and head of dispute resolution practice of Rybalkin, Gortsunyan and Partners (RGP). RGP asset recovery work is focused on high value investigations involving tracing, freezing and enforcement activities in multiple jurisdictions and complex proceedings requiring both cross-border and cross-discipline expertise.
Ilya leads a team of 18 lawyers, including fraud investigators and a forensic accountant. Ilya’s credibility and depth of knowledge in relation to Russian and international fraud and asset tracing litigation is widely-acknowledged as market-leading. Ilya (uniquely for the Russian legal market) acts as special advisor and expert to the Russian enforcement agencies as it comes to sophisticated international fraud cases. Ilya has handled fraud cases in Russian Federation, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, England, USA and other countries.
He brings clients the benefits of 20-plus years’ professional experience representing clients in internal investigations relating to allegations of corruption; cross-border, white-collar crime matters; and regulatory investigations and enforcement matters, as well as investigations regarding improper dealings with public officials; complex, commercial disputes and in developing legal strategies for international fraud litigation and arbitration.
He advises clients in a wide range of industries, including oil & gas, mining, energy & natural resources, retail & real estate and media.
Ilya is included in the ICC Russia’s roster of arbitrators and his questionnaire is displayed on the List of Practitioners on VIAC's website.
Prior to founding RGP, Ilya was a partner with leading international law firms Akin Gump and Hogan & Hartson.